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Hersbrucker Hop Plant

Hersbrucker Hop Plant

2 Litre Pot

Regular price £12.50
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Key Flavours

  • Herbal
  • Spicy
  • Floral

Variety Information

  • Origin: Germany
  • Primary Use: Aroma
  • Height: Tall
  • Group:None
  • Also Known As: None
  • Flavour Description: Herbal, spicy and floral aromas
  • Beer Style Guide: Dunkel, Strong Ale, Pilsner, Altbier, Weizenbock, Golden Ale, Marzen, Pale Ale, Wheat, Specialty Ale, Hefeweizen, Light Ale & Lager.

Growing Information

  • Season Maturity: Late Season
  • Ease of Harvest: Difficult
  • Typical Yield: 1400 - 1800 kg/hectare
  • Wilt Sensitivity: Tolerant
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance: Unknown
  • Downy Mildew Resistance: Susceptible
  • Hop Mosaic Virus Sensitivity: Unknown

Availability

Bare root hop plants are available from late November until early April. Dates will vary depending on the weather and ground conditions however, we hope to start lifting from the field by November 1st.

The best time to transplant hop plants lies during this period whilst the plant is dormant.

Plants in 2 Litre pots are available from May until September.

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Hersbrucker

German hop Hersbrucker was originally bred with the intention of producing a variety resistant to verticillium wilt that could act as a replacement for Hallertau Mittelfrüh.

Hersbrucker reached the height of it’s popularity in the 1970’s and 1980’s but despite that, Germany’s overall production of this hop today still exceeds 1000 metric tons each year. It can even be found organically grown on several boutique hop farms.

With low alpha acids and low cohumulone, it exhibits a pleasant aroma with a balanced, fruity, spicy and floral character. It has commonly been used in German lagers, however this variety is now making its way into some fine English cask ales. It has been cloned several times in an attempt to improve its alpha acid content, but without success.

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